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Erythropalaceae (Hasskarl) Sleumer

habit
woody plants

important diagnostics
tendrils present, cystoliths present

hairs
stellate, stellate, 2-armed or T-shaped, non-glandular, branched, tufted, non-glandular, peltate or scale-like

distribution
Asian

leaf: position
alternate

leaf: nature
not compound

leaf: venation
pinnate or hardly visible in leaves or leaflets.

margin
with entire margin

leaf: epidermis
epidermis of leaf papillose

leaf: stipules
absent

inflorescence
compound, sympodial or monopodial

flower: sexuality
bisexual

flower: symmetry
actinomorphic

flower: receptacle
enlarged, completely united with the ovary, totally or partially covering it

flower: disc
present

flower: perianth number
7+

flower: perianth nature
perianth of calyx and corolla

flower: sepal number
5

flower: sepal position
connate

flower: sepal nature
sepals imbricate or contorted

flower: petal number
5

flower: petal position
all free from one another

flower: petal nature
petals valvate

stamen: number
5

stamen: symmetry
the same number as and opposite the petals or alternate with the sepals

stamen: anthers
basifixed, introrse, opening by longitudinal slits

stamen: filaments
inserted on the corolla, not connate

pistil: style
style 1, or styles more or less connate

pistil: carpel
3

pistil: ovary
1-locular

pistil: ovule
2 in each loculus, 3+ in each loculus

pistil
ovules axile, carpels connate, ovules attached to the central axis or ventrally in apocarpae, ovules attached to the apex of the ovary

fruit: type
fleshy

fruit: seed
1 seed

seed: embryo
straight

seed: endosperm
seeds with endosperm


 

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